Toys & Tools for Practical Life

Apartment Therapy Gift Guide 2012

One thing I've noticed with my toddler and other pre-schoolers we know is that they love to imitate life and help out, even if the "helping" is pretend play. The child-size tools and toys we have in our home get a lot of use, and it's been great to role-play with him. It never ceases to amaze me how much young ones so happily copy parents in our sometimes mundane daily tasks (I know, just wait until they are older!).

1. Just Say Sew Sewing Kit ($32, Land of Nod)

2. Toysmith Garden Tools ($6.95 each, Creative Kid Stuff)

3. Hape Shopping Cart ($70, Black Wagon)

4. Baby GOGO Doll Goes Home Set ($30, Creative Kid Stuff)

5. Wood Camera ($32, Etsy via Twig Creative)

6. Chalkboard Laptop ($50, Bungalow Kids)

7. Wooden Doctor's Kit ($30, Magic Cabin)

8. Tin Tea Set ($25, Magic Cabin)

9. Wooden Hand-broom and Dust-pan ($15, The Playstore)

10. Red Toybox 5-Piece Toolset for Kids ($25, Polliwog - call to order)

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